Incubator Help! Day 21!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ebenavides5, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. ebenavides5

    ebenavides5 Out Of The Brooder

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    I purchased 15 silkie chicken eggs online and I decided to make a homeade incubator. I had it set three days before the chicken eggs arrived. The temperature was at 100 and the humidity at 55, when they arrived I put them in, the second day I was candeling them and I noticed nothing was happening. When I woke up the next day I noticed my temperature had dropped to 95 and the humidity was at 65% I thought they were all dead but I did not loose hope and decided to go purchase a real incubator. As soon as my bought incubator reached 99.5 f and 55% in humidity I decided to put them in eventhough I thought they were dead. The next morning I candled them and I noticed that on six of them there were heart beats. I kept the other ones for a few days more but they weren't developing so I disposed of them. I put them on the 23 of September it is now the 13 of October, when will they hatch? I have the temperature at 99.5 and the humidity at 70% should I higher the temp? I candled them three days ago when I stopped turning them and they were all black with veins and an air sac. HELP! [​IMG]
     
  2. big red chicken

    big red chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    don't give up just yet....give the eggs a little more time.
     
  3. ~goingcluckcrazy~

    ~goingcluckcrazy~ Out Of The Brooder

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    Don't stress. Because of the lower temperature they may be a day late. Hopefully You will see a pip today or tommorow. Make sure you keep the humidity up.
     
  4. ebenavides5

    ebenavides5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much! [​IMG]
     
  5. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

    ~goingcluckcrazy~ :

    Don't stress. Because of the lower temperature they may be a day late. Hopefully You will see a pip today or tommorow. Make sure you keep the humidity up.

    X2​
     
  6. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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  7. naakte

    naakte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH My goodness you have just mirrored exactly what i did. I made a bator with a fan, light ect. I didnt like the fluctuations so 2 days AFTER i put the eggs in,I ran to the feed store and bought a LG and attached my fan to it. Then the tornados hit and we evacuated to my daughters house in a nearby city. I wrapped the bator in blankets for the trip and plugged it in as soon as I could, but was worried because the temp had dropped into the 80s. I just knew none would hatch, and these were my first eggs I had bought to incubate!!!
    so these eggs went thru

    being shipped from south carolina

    spending the weekend at the post office [​IMG] ( I was freaked)

    a home made bator disaster

    a bad temp drop from the evacuation

    of the10 eggs I set
    one was infertile
    I dropped one and broke the shell (cried for hours)
    6 hatched into beautiful serama chickens [​IMG]


    I hope yours hatch for you as well

    I highly recommend Lisa from south carolina. She did an amazing job wrapping each egg, high fert rate, she helped me when i panicked over the weekend the eggs were stuck at the PO. she really does care. If you want her BYC name message me.
     
  8. ebenavides5

    ebenavides5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Three of my silkie chicks have just started pipping! [​IMG] I hope the rest do good also. I was so worried they wouldn't make it, but 6 out of 15 did. I'm thinking on ordering some Polish Frizzle chicken eggs. Anybody know where to get some? [​IMG] Thank you so much!!!
     
  9. naakte

    naakte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to see pictures of the fuzzy butts
     
  10. Jay-Mar28

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    Its funny with my incubator i kept track of how many egg turns per day and exactly how long i had the eggs and hatch date.. 2 days before hatch date 2 chicks hatched, one completely healthy the other has curled toes and his hips seem misplaced so i put the thermometer back in and the incubator was at 85', i cranked it up to 100' and last night and today ive had 9 more chicks hatch successful, 2 more eggs are hatching as im typing lol but also had another hatch and die with a deformed beak and another who made a peep hole but wasnt able to break out and died over night(fully developed). Ive never had any luck with this incubator and the temperatcher change just frusterates me more.
     

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